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Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a two-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a two-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of the Empire State Award for "Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature".Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.Laura grew up on Long Island, New York, with her parents, Vera and Phil, brothers, Billy and Tommy, sister Linda, and both grandmothers. She began drawing at two years old and never stopped. She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase in Westchester, New York. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC Special. Laura has been an artist and a writer for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to make picture books for children. In the fifth grade, she’d written an essay that stated with absolute certainty that she was born to make picture books. By that time, she had written and illustrated her own little library. Over the years, she continued to make books of all shapes and sizes, and several years ago, she decided it was time to try to get some of her books published. She was fortunate to have met her editor, Neal Porter, almost immediately. Laura lives in Rockville Centre, New York, with her husband Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog Copper, the star of her "Dog and Bear" series. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family and friends. She takes long walks at the beach each day and paints in her studio each night.

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Produced and directed by 12-year-old Dylan Seeger. Based on the children's book, DOG AND BEAR, by (his mom) Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

Books by the Author

Snow Scene
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Snow Scene

Richard Jackson; illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

A close-up of tree trunks leads to the question "What are these?"
A page turn reveals: trees!
Look to the right—what are those?
Shadows of crows!
Follow the clues on each spread...

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Bear in the Chair
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Bear in the Chair

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Dog and Bear are best friends who could not be more different. Follow one of their very first adventures in this board book edition of Bear in the Chair.

Bear is stuck on a tall chair....

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Dog Changes His Name

Dog Changes His Name

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Dog and Bear are best friends who could not be more different. Follow one of their very first adventures in this board book edition of Dog Changes His Name.

Dog thinks his name is b-o-r-i-n-g....

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One Boy
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One Boy

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

This die-cut book explores two (!) concepts: counting and words-within-words, while also telling a satisfying story about the power of art and imagination in one child's life.

ONE boy

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Black? White! Day? Night!
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Black? White! Day? Night!

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Black? White! Day? Night! is a sensational lift-the-flap concept book that explores opposites in new and exciting ways! Each page of this book offers a flap that...

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I Used to Be Afraid
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I Used to Be Afraid

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

There are a lot of things to be afraid of in this world: spiders, the dark, being alone. In this simple, beautifully-crafted picture book, acclaimed author/illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger shows...

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Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats
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Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Ready for a treat? How about a trick or two? Dog and Bear are back in three new Halloween stories that are sure to delight their many fans and win them new ones. Join them as they search for the...

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Bully
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Bully

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught:

Chicken! Slow poke! You stink!

Laura Vaccaro...

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Green
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Green

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"—an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.

How many...

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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

My Readers

Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

A classic story from award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book First the Egg, now repackaged in a brand-new format for beginning readers.

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What If?
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What If?

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

MULTIPLE STORIES . . . MULTIPLE STORIES. A story about choices from the "Queen of the
Concept Book."—The Horn Book

WHAT IF a boy found a beach ball and kicked it into the ocean? WHAT IF two seals found it and began to play? WHAT IF a third seal appeared on the beach looking for a friend?

In this spare and deceptively simple book, Laura Vaccaro Seeger shows us the same story with three different outcomes, each highlighting the possibility in possibilities.Youngest children will enjoy this visit to the beach and the chance to guess what happens when different choices are made.

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Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready
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Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

Dog and Bear Series

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Uh-oh. Bear's head is stuck in a bucket. Oh, my. Oh, no. Fortunately Bear's good friend Dog is there to rescue him. Dog pulls, and he pulls, and he pulls—and still that bucket stays stuck. Things...

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Dog and Bear: Two's Company
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Dog and Bear: Two's Company

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

WHAT'S BETTER THAN ONE DOG AND BEAR BOOK? TWO!

In three new stories, the two dearest of friends celebrate Bear's birthday, have their first falling out, and take care of each other when Dog...

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First the Egg
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First the Egg

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

The acclaimed author of Black?...

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Walter Was Worried
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Walter Was Worried

By Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

Opposite the simple declarative sentence, "Walter was worried" is a portrait of a very worried Walter. But wait! The letters that spell out his feelings form his facial characteristics, as well as...

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Lemons Are Not Red
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Lemons Are Not Red

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

Lemons are not Red. Apples are red. Lemons are yellow. . . .

Clever cutouts in the pages make a simple, original, and utterly beguiling introduction to color.

Laura Vaccaro...

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